Thursday, March 23, 2017

D.A. Seth Williams indicted on bribery, fraud charges

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has been indicted on 23 corruption charges including extortion and wire fraud, federal authorities announced at a press conference Tuesday.

Over years, Williams accepted $54,465.48 in bribe proceeds from a friend named in the indictment as Business Owner #1 and $34,145.52 in bribe proceeds from someone named in the indictment as Business Owner #2. He also defrauded $20,319 from a nursing home by using funds meant to care for a relative for personal expenses.

Each of the 23 charges carries a maximum prison sentence of between five years and 20 years. Williams is scheduled to appear before Judge Richard Lloret on Wednesday at the United States Court House. Read More

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